Fat Man in a Dress

Imagine the scene: A hot & sunny afternoon in Bangkok. Imagine yourself the player: A portly, awkward American gal. You’re taking a short visa mandated trip away from your life in Burma. And you are not unhappy about this. You go out. Wander. Eat mangoes. Talk to people. Get massages. Eat fried bananas from a street vendor. Not bad. Not bad at all. You’re using … Continue reading Fat Man in a Dress

Strange Strangers Strangely Exchanging Exchanges

Don’t talk to strangers. Nope. Don’t do it. Or do it. Talk to them. Those people you don’t know. And then get invited to their house for lunch. And then have them take you to a cool little coffee shop for some delicious egg coffee. Don’t talk to strangers. And then don’t have the opportunity to make new friends. Of course not all strangers are … Continue reading Strange Strangers Strangely Exchanging Exchanges

Live Long & Liebster

Craziness. I got an award. Or I should say I got nominated for an award. For blogging. Whodathunkit? It’s nothing too prestigious, but it’s pretty cool. The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers. If you get nominated and wish to accept the award there are a few things you’ve gotta do. Answer some questions. Write some more questions. And spread the wealth. … Continue reading Live Long & Liebster

Easy Rider

I get it now. Totally. The appeal was lost on me before. But now the appeal has found me. Motorcycles. Motorbikes. Scooters. Mopeds. I get it. I’ve learned it. I’ve lived it. And I fuckin’ love it. Vietnam is a country of motorbikes. It’s the preferred mode of transportation. Crazy transportation. I met a super nice Italian woman a couple weeks ago who couldn’t believe … Continue reading Easy Rider

A Fowl Deed

Today I took a life. Blood was spilled. I felt the last bits of life leave the still warm body. Today I killed a chicken. And it was delicious. Phong Nha is not a major tourist destination in Vietnam. No. I lie. Phong Nha is not a major tourist destination for foreigners. The Vietnamese folks come here more frequently. There’s a ridiculously gorgeous national park … Continue reading A Fowl Deed

Husbands & Lakes: Let’s Get Wet

Mon July 6 –A jazz festival. There is a jazz festival happening in the capital city. And I stumbled upon a free outdoor concert last night. The first was a group from Japan. A group of cool cats, with awesome hats and horns and banjos. They played in such a way that you could see them begin to lose themselves to their music. A wonderful … Continue reading Husbands & Lakes: Let’s Get Wet